“I could not be happier with the building that we have been given. I love how the building is a new, state-of-the-art place to be but still encompasses the traditional feel of the West campus.”
The building’s transparency links the facility with the campus and creates excitement about health and wellness. This transparency continues as students entering the building are welcomed into a large, three-story space. The main atrium features smaller fitness “neighborhoods” that create an approachable experience for all levels of users.
Fitness components include a two-court gymnasium, a three-lane indoor running track, cardio and strength training areas, multipurpose studios for group fitness, racquetball courts, athletic fields, a wellness clinic with a demonstration kitchen, exterior exercise terraces and an outdoor pool for recreation and competition.
HOK’s design team engaged ASU students, faculty and staff in workshops throughout the design process and incorporated their input into the design.
To support ASU’s guidelines for environmental sustainability, the team designed the project for LEED Gold certification. The building orientation capitalizes on the site’s east-west axis to maximize energy efficiency. A facade of north-facing windows overlooks the adjacent quadrangle and allows natural light to permeate through the building.
The design complements the unified character of the campus and builds on the energy of nearby student life buildings.
HOK designed the project in association with Architekton.
64,000 sq. ft. / 5,945 sq. m.
Athletic Business – Facility of Merit
National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association – Outstanding Sports Facility
1 October 2015
“2015 Facilities of Merit: Sun Devil Fitness Complex West”